You must be licensed to remove asbestos, except if removing 10 square meters or less of non-friable asbestos. SafeWork NSW recommends using a licensed asbestos removalist to remove any amount of asbestos.
Mutual recognition of asbestos licenses
SafeWork NSW mutually recognises asbestos licence holders that have an equivalent licence granted under a corresponding WHS law, and that is being used in accordance with the terms and conditions under which it was granted.
Mutual recognition of demolition licenses
SafeWork NSW does not mutually recognise other jurisdictions demolition licenses. The entity may apply for a NSW Demolition Licence.
|Type of licence||What asbestos can be removed|
Can remove any amount or quantity of asbestos or asbestos containing material (ACM) including:
Note: Friable asbestos fire doors and safes – separate licence
Note: A Class B licence is required for removal of more than 10sqm of non-friable asbestos or ACM
Note: A Class B licence is required for removal of ACD associated with the removal of more than 10sqm of non-friable asbestos or ACM
|No licence required|
All asbestos removal work must be carried out safely in accordance with health and safety legislation.
Find more information here about applying for asbestos licences including links to applicant guide and application forms.